Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Ruse, Bulgaria


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 3.4 km
Ascend 48 m
Descend 38 m

Explore Ruse in Bulgaria with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Ruse

Sight 1: Sexaginta Prista

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Sexaginta Prista

Sexaginta Prista or just Prista is an ancient Roman fortress on the territory of today's city of Ruse. Sexaginta Prista means "Port of the Sixty Ships".

Wikipedia: Сексагинта Приста (BG)

776 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: St. Pauls Catholic Church

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The St Paul of the Cross Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral in the city of Rousse in northeastern Bulgaria. It is the cathedral church of the Latin Catholic Diocese of Nicopoli and it is dedicated to Saint Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists.

Wikipedia: St Paul of the Cross Cathedral (EN)

591 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 3: Museum of urban life Kaliopa House

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The Kaliopa House, a popular name for the Bulgarian "Urban lifestyle of Rousse" museum, was built in 1864. According to a legend, the house was bestowed upon the beautiful Kaliopa, the wife of the Prussian consul Kalish, by the governor of the Danubian Vilayet, Midhat Pasha, who was in love with her.

Wikipedia: Kaliopa House (EN)

993 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 4: Храм Св. Троица

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The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria on the Danube river. It stands next to the modern day opera house. Built beneath the ground in 1632, it is the oldest church in the city and was constructed during the period of Ottoman occupation. As it keeps the holy relics of a number of saints, Ruse's cathedral is often visited by pilgrims. Its rich history and underground interior also pose an interest for tourists, making it one of the main attractions of the city.

Wikipedia: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ruse (EN)

4 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: Опера-Русе

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The Ruse Opera and Philharmonic Society is an opera company based in Ruse, Bulgaria, and founded in 1949. It took over the Rousse Opera Society, which had been created in 1914. The new company is one of the oldest state cultural institutions in Bulgaria. With a staff of schooled singers, a choir, the ballet, and the orchestra, there is maturity and the ability to perform a wide range of works.

Wikipedia: Rousse State Opera (EN)

1073 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 6: Pantheon of National Revival Heroes

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The Pantheon of National Revival Heroes is a Bulgarian national monument and an ossuary, located in the city of Rousse. The remains of 39 famous Bulgarians are interred there, including: Lyuben Karavelov, Zahari Stoyanov, Stefan Karadzha, Panayot Hitov, Tonka Obretenova, Nikola Obretenov, Panayot Volov, Angel Kanchev, and others; 453 other participants in Botev's detachment, the Chervena Voda detachment, in the April uprising, and other revolutionaries have been honored by inscription of their names in the interior. An eternal fire burns in the middle under the gold-plated dome. The Pantheon is one of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.

Wikipedia: Pantheon of National Revival Heroes (EN)


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